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CITY OF DICKINSON

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The City of Dickinson and Dustin Dassinger have reached an agreement in contractual negotiations related to the position of City Administrator. In a meeting on Friday, all parties approved the final contract.
Dustin Dassinger previously a rejected contract offers of $140,000, and in an email to Mayor Scott Decker and Commissioner John Odermann provided his expectations for compensation.
DICKINSON — A construction project is never regarded as a successful endeavor until it satisfies the cost, time and quality limitations applied to it, but The Dickinson Town Square project is by all accounts being heralded as a success midway through construction.
A tense conclusion to Tuesday’s City Commission meeting occurred following an executive session aimed at negotiating the contract of Interim City Administrator Dustin Dassinger.
City Hall was shut down briefly Thursday morning after a violent threat was made to the building's operations. Derek M. Decker was arrested in connection to the threat.
Matt Evans of the engineering firm Burns & McDonnell delivered a presentation on making an addition to the city's garbage and trash baling facility, which was built in 2002.

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During the regularly scheduled city commission meeting on Tuesday Dickinson leaders discussed police pensions, the Southwest CTE Academy and a zoning request.
Dunn County recently increased county employee pay by a healthy 9%, which is still below the 9.1% increase in costs of living brought on by inflation. Dickinson appears poised to increase pay at a smaller margin still, with working documents showing between 4 and 6% — elected officials note that no agreement has been finalized.
In a recent Facebook post the City of Dickinson announced the use of “non-harmful chemicals” aimed at ridding the city of mosquitoes — which have been more prevalent this year with the increased moisture.

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